How to reset HP jetdirect 170X? (13627 Views)
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Ingo Hammann
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Registered: ‎11-21-2006
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How to reset HP jetdirect 170X?

I would like to adjust the ip address of the jetdirect 170x box. But I cannot get in touch with the box, because I has an old and unknown ip address. How can I reset the box and how can I gain access to it then?
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Andy Caunt
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Registered: ‎11-22-2006
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Re: How to reset HP jetdirect 170X?

Hi Ingo,
Try the following to reset your jetdirect to its factory default settings.

1. unplug the power to the device
2. while holding down the test button on the print server plug the power back into the device,continue to hold down the test button for 5 seconds.
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Ingo Hammann
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Registered: ‎11-21-2006
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Re: How to reset HP jetdirect 170X?

Hello Andy,
thanks for your reply. It seems that it has worked. The assigned IP address was 192.0.0.192 with subnetmask 255.255.0.0.
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Bc9ltjj
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Registered: ‎06-03-2009
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Re: How to reset HP jetdirect 170X?

Hi, I am new to this forum and novice with IT skills. I had trouble printing through Jetdirect but finally after resetting the IP address (it reset to 0.0.0.0 and changed to 192.168.1.3 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0, which I think is a good thing). it printed successfully. However, it won't work any more. What do I need to do? I appreciate your help.
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Holly Davis
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Registered: ‎01-07-2009
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Re: How to reset HP jetdirect 170X?

It sounds like it picked up an ip from your dhcp - and probably picked up a different one later... I'd reset it and telnet to it and set a static ip so you don't keep having this issue.
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